Published on January 24th, 2017 | by Joe McDermott


Global FBO Consult gains IS-BAH I3SA affiliate status

Global FBO Consult has received I3SA recognition as an International Standards Support Services Affiliate to the IS-BAH program.

IBAC launched IS-BAH, the International Standard – Business Aviation Handling in May 2014 at EBACE.

The National Air Transportation Association’s (NATA) successful Safety 1st Ground Audit program was incorporated into the new standard, setting a new and higher standard for Safety Management Systems and best practices throughout the business aviation ground support industry.

The standard was developed at the urging of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA). Day-to-day operation of the standard and audit processes is managed by IBAC. Terry Yeomans is director of the IS-BAH program.

Based in Dublin, Ireland, Global FBO Consult offer a range of support services for FBO, BAHA & airports.

With a background of 30+ years in the aviation industry & over 10 years in the bizav sector, including with some of the market leaders, Global FBO can offer experience based guidance, aimed at supporting the growth of FBO & BAHA businesses.

They have successfully completed client support tasks in Bahrain, France, Ireland, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, the UAE, United Kingdom & USA.

Global FBO Consult’s Joe McDermott

In 2014 Global FBO enrolled EAN Aviation, Nigerians’ first FBO, in the NATA Safety 1st program & worked closely with their Training & Quality Managers to up skill their Ops staff. On completion of the project, NATA confirmed that EAN Aviation were “First in Africa” for Safety 1st. It is EAN Aviations’ stated objective to attain IS-BAH certification & that process is underway.

Global FBO Consults Senior Consultant Joe McDermott said “The IS-BAH program offers a solid, achievable SMS platform designed for our industry & if combined with a robust training system such as Safety 1st, the total package can deliver a safe, efficient & cost effective operating environment for Ground Ops & aircraft operators alike”

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About the Author

Joe has worked in operations & business development with a number of Fixed Based Operators (FBO) including USA based companies Landmark Aviation & Universal Aviation. As founder of business airport/FBO focused consultancy Global FBO Consult he has worked on projects in Bahrain, France, India, Ireland, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Tanzania, UAE, United Kingdom & USA. The company specializes in providing cost effective solutions to assist airports, FBOs & ground handling companies grow efficiently & deal with the competition head on, allowing them to attract new customers, keep existing customers & generate maximum revenue. He is a contributor to many BizAv magazines including Business Airport International, Bluesky Business Aviation News, & has written feature articles for P1, historic aircraft magazine FlyPast and a regular contributor to Flying In Ireland. He is a founding member & CEO of the Irish Business Aviation Association (IrBAA), Honorary President of Runway Aviation Club Ghana, founder of Follow Me-Aircraft Marshallers & a “patched” member of the Commemorative Air Force Marshallers-Detachment in the USA.

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